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James Prappas and Jay Strimel Speak at 12th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course

Jackson Walker partners James Prappas and Jay Strimel will speak at the State Bar of Texas' 12th Annual Advanced Immigration Law Course on February 21, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Prappas' presentation, "Temporary Non-Immigrant Visas: Beyond the Basics," will discuss the top 10 things for advanced immigration practitioners to consider in regards to the most common nonimmigrant visa categories. To view Mr. Prappas' presentation, CLICK HERE.

Mr. Strimel' s presentation, "Advanced Issues in Employment Based Immigration Visas," will discuss the issues a practitioner must consider when preparing employment-based immigrant petitions for the first, second, and third preference categories.

To learn more about the event or to register, CLICK HERE.

Mr. Prappas has over 25 years' experience representing Fortune 500, middle market and emerging companies in U.S. immigration matters and transactions. He has extensive experience in nonimmigrant visas including the international transfer of key personnel and treaty trader/treaty investors, employment based immigrant visas, family immigration, I-9 matters, naturalization and derivative citizenship. Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Mr. Prappas' career included over 10 years in private practice where he represented domestic and international businesses concerning business, corporate and immigration law. Mr. Prappas received his A.B., with honors, from Davidson College and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

Mr. Strimel represents a variety of multinational corporate clients on immigration matters, many in the oilfield services industry, as well as technology, shipping, and construction companies. He is well-versed in issues arising from federal government audits of employers' workplace immigration compliance. Mr. Strimel has experience in organizing and performing I-9 and Public Access File audits and has developed training materials for client corporations on how to properly prepare and maintain immigration and employment compliance-related document files. Mr. Strimel received his B.A. from Malone College, his M.S. from the Florida Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from the South Texas College of Law.
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